Study in New Zealand
New Zealand is becoming World’s Topnotch Country in attracting and fascinating international Students because of its beautiful Culture, Supportive Learning Environment and for being Practical, Modern and Desirable. New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system. Which offers world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and the qualification is valued and transferable throughout the world.
There are around 4,000 Indian students in New Zealand issued about 3,800 visas in this academic year.
Education System in New Zealand
Secondary Education in New Zealand
- Year 9 to 13, typically for students from the age of 13 to 18.
- After successful completion of assessments in Years 11 through to year 13 the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), which is made up of three levels, is awarded to students
Tertiary Education in New Zealand
- Offered at Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology and private tertiary and training establishments.
- Students can achieve certificates, diplomas and degrees in a diverse range of subjects.
- During the admissions process students get evaluated on their NCEA results as well as other criteria.
- A Bachelor’s degree typically lasts for 3 years at university.
- An Honors degree is awarded after an additional year of research at university.
Graduate study in New Zealand
- A Masters degree typically last for 2 years at university.
- An Honors degree is awarded after an additional year of research, however it is only awarded to students who do not already have an Honors degree.
- Requires a student to have either a Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honors.
Cost of Education & Duration of programs
The fees at the universities are calculated on a per course/paper or per point basis and may vary according to selection.
- Polytechnic Courses these range from NZ$10,000 - NZ$15,000 per year depending on the course or degree
- University Degrees from NZ$18,000 - NZ$25,000 per year for most under-graduate degrees
- Post-graduate Degrees NZ$ 40,000
- Courses in Medicine and Engineering may be more depending on the university & City.
Duration of programs
- Masters 2 Years except for programs
- Postgraduate Diploma 1 Year
- Graduate Diploma 1 Year
- Bachelors - 3 Years / 4 Years
- Diplomas 1 Year / 2 Years
- MBA 18 months but can be completed in 1 year as well
- Programs for 4 Years: BHSc. (Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science and Bachelor of Engineering Honors
- Conjoint degrees are an estimate. Students will be charged on the basis of their paper enrolment rather than by programme
Accommodation and living expenses in New Zealand
The total cost depends on each students spending habits. However a student should be able to live in New Zealand for a total cost of living of between NZ$8,000 and NZ$10,000 a year including accommodation, transport and entertainment.
Work Programs in New Zealand
All International students are allowed to work for 20 hours part-time per week, during college days and full-time during vacations, for the permitted duration of stay in New zealand.
New Zealand is the only country that provides a one-year job search visa, regardless of the course pursued by a student.
“Once you get a job, you can apply for two years of work permit, following which you can apply for permanent residency”.
Job Opportunities in New Zealand
The job market in New Zealand is still hot. It is a good place to find work with good salary levels. New Zealand is the only country that provides a one-year job search visa, regardless of the course pursued by a student. Once you get a job, you can apply for two years of work permit, following which you can apply for permanent residency. New Zealand offers a safe and stable democratic political environment. Living and tuition costs compare well with other countries. Newzealand has two official languages - English and Maori.
Auckland is the largest and most culturally diverse city of New Zealand. About one million people live in Auckland. The other major cities are Wellington, which is the capital city, followed by Christchurch and Dunedin.
New Zealand has a very unique and dynamic culture. The culture of its indigenous Maori people affects the language, the arts, and even the accents of all New Zealanders. Their place in the South Pacific, and their love of the outdoors, sport, and the arts make New Zealanders and their culture unique in the world.
Though a diverse and multicultural people, there are many qualities, including friendliness, individuality, invention and self-reliance, that you'll find in most New Zealanders. It's our national character!